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Year 11 Overview

Ethos of Year 11

Year 11 is a key year in the pupil school career and the focus is on preparing students to strive for and achieve academic success while preparing them for life after school by assisting with finding Work Experience placements, selecting careers and giving guidance on writing a good CV in preparation for personal statements.

The Year 11 girls are given the privilege of a Common Room and in return have responsibility for the ownership of this space. The Common Room facilitates whole Year group interaction and enhances their sense of Year group identity. As more mature students in the High School, they are also allowed some uniform privileges in preparation for Sixth Form life. All girls are supported by their Head of Year but those with specific organisational and academic needs can choose a member of staff other than their Head of Year or Form Tutor to act as a Mentor, with whom they meet on a one-to-one basis.

Students who are proving to be a cause for concern will work with the Head of Year on targets which are mutually agreed. Pastoral care takes many forms, as issues girls are coping with, become increasingly complex and academic guidance is all the more crucial with GCSE success the common goal and decisions about sixth Form options also to be made. This is a year of examination preparation, revision skills, high stress levels and decision making.

Changes in the girls’ relationships with their parents and figures of authority may make their behaviour challenging at times, at home and at school and workload issues may prove daunting for some. We strive to show that it is their behaviour we may not like; never the girls themselves, as they grow into independent young women with minds of their own.

Pastoral Staff

Head of Year
Mrs D North

Assistant Head of Year
Mrs S Oldale

Form Tutors 2016-17
Mrs Robinson
Mrs Hotham
Mr Sheehan
Miss Dale
Mr Cunningham

Year 11 Key Events

Term Event
Autumn I School Photographs
  Information Morning
Autumn II Speech Day
  Parents' Evening
  COA Interviews
  Sixth Form Information Evening
  Meadowhall Trip
Spring I Exam Leave
  Mock Examinations
  Oxford University visit
  PSHE talks about new subjects
  Interviews for Sixth Form with Senior Leadership team
Spring II Full Reports issued
  Hand in subject choice forms for AS subjects
Summer I Oral exams begin
  End of Year 11 Party
  Girls leave to go on exam leave
  GCSE exams
Summer II GCSE exams
  Leavers' Assembly

Key Facts

  • GCSE Examinations
  • Transition to Sixth Form
  • Interview with Leadership Team
  • Mentoring and Target Setting
  • Leadership Opportunities include Duke of Edinburgh, Form Sergeant and School Prefects (Summer Term)
  • Meadowhall Trip / Oxford University visit